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Sugar Land, Texas

Full nameCity of Sugar Land
Official nameCity of Sugar Land
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountyFort Bend
Total Area24.9 sq mi (64.5 km2)
Land Area24.1 sq mi (62.4 km2)
Water Area0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation100 ft (30.5 m)
Total Population79943 (2006)
Density (pop.)1014.8/km2 (2629.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes77478-79, 77487, 77496, and 77498
Area codeMostly 281 also 713 and 832
FIPS code48-70808 
GNIS feature ID1348034 

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Sugar Land is a city located in Fort Bend County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston � Sugar Land � Baytown metropolitan area. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent in the last decade. In the time period of 2000 � 2007, Sugar Land also enjoyed a 46.24% job growth. In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 79,943, with a median family income of $110,327 and a median home price of $272,151.

Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid 1800s and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County. The city is the third-largest in population and second-largest in economic activities of the Houston area.

Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar and the company's main refinery and distribution center was once located in this city. As a nod to this heritage, the Imperial Sugar crown logo can be seen in the city seal and logo. The city also holds the headquarters for Western Airways and a major manufacturing facility for Nalco Chemical Company. In addition, Sugar Land has a large number of international energy, software, engineering, and product firms.

Sugar Land has the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation—including First Colony, Sugar Creek, Riverstone, New Territory, Telfair, Greatwood, and many others.

Sugar Land holds the title of "Fittest City in Texas" for the population 50,000 � 100,000 range, a title it has held for four consecutive years.

In 2006 CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Sugar Land third on its list of the 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States.

In 2007, CQ Press has ranked Sugar Land fifth on its list of Safest Cities in the United States (14th annual "City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan American").

In 2008, selected Sugar Land along with Bunker Hill Village and Hunters Creek Village as one of the three Houston-area "Top Suburbs To Live Well", noting its affluence despite its large population.

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Will Government Be Forced To Hold a Victory Parade For Tom DeLay? - Wonkette (satire) (blog) Tweet this news
Wonkette (satire) (blog)--He now spends most of his time at his home in -Sugarland-, -Texas-. He travels a lot to give speeches and works with foster children through the community he ... - Date : Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:08:25 GMT+00:00
DeLay prepares for state ethics charge fight - Houston Chronicle Tweet this news
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Double lives come together in Sugar Land meth case - Houston Chronicle Tweet this news
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Houston �Sugar Land �Baytown
Metropolitan Area

CountiesAustin * Brazoria * Chambers * Fort Bend * Galveston * Harris * Liberty * Montgomery * San Jacinto * Waller
"Principal" citiesHouston * Sugar Land * Baytown * Galveston * Conroe
Other citiesAlvin * Angleton * Bellaire * Clute * Deer Park * Dickinson * Freeport * Friendswood * Galena Park * Humble * Jacinto City * Katy * Lake Jackson * La Marque * La Porte * League City * Missouri City * Pasadena * Pearland * Richmond * Rosenberg * South Houston * Stafford * Texas City * West University Place :For a complete listing, see list of cities and towns in Houston �Sugar Land �Baytown MSA
Unincorporated areasAtascocita * Channelview * Cloverleaf * Crosby * Cypress * Fresno * Hockley * Klein * Port Bolivar * Spring * The Woodlands
Bodies of waterBuffalo Bayou * Galveston Bay * Gulf Intracoastal Waterway * Houston Ship Channel * San Jacinto River * Trinity River * Lake Houston * Lake Conroe

Municipalities and communities of Fort Bend County, Texas

County seat: Richmond
CitiesArcola * Beasley * Fulshear * Houston � * Katy � * Kendleton * Meadows Place * Missouri City � * Needville * Orchard * Pearland � * Richmond * Rosenberg * Simonton * Stafford � * Sugar Land * Weston Lakes
VillagesFairchilds * Pleak
CDPsCinco Ranch � * Cumings * Fifth Street * Four Corners * Fresno * Greatwood * Mission Bend � * New Territory * Pecan Grove * Sienna Plantation
Booth * Crabb * Clodine * Foster * Guy * Juliff * Long Point * Pittsville * Powell Point * Tavener
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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